Charlie Hunnam Left Fifty Shades of Grey Because of Robert Pattinson, Source Says

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Charlie Hunnam left the Fifty Shades of Grey movie because of Robert Pattinson, and not because the latter is set to replace him in the project (sorry ladies).

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Following the news that the Sons of Anarchy actor exited the project Saturday, sources have cast doubt on the stock "immersive TV schedule" excuse.

"He dropped out of the movie because he didn't want to be typecast," an insider says of Charlie Hunnam leaving Fifty Shades of Grey before filming began.

Specifically, referring to the Twilight star, the source adds, "He didn't want the Robert Pattinson-esque attention that would come along with this role."

Announcing the news, Universal Pictures and Focus Features released a joint statement that said his TV schedule left inadequate time for preparation.

Yet the consensus seems to be that it was about more than that.

"What he was taking on with this movie role was not what Charlie wants in his future career," another close source told E!, calling his exit unsurprising.

"The attention and the pressure was intense. More than anything he hates attention and being in 50 Shades of Grey would force him to do lots of media."

"That's really not his thing. Charlie doesn't want to be massively famous. Plus, he hates conforming and being told what to do. This role would force him to."

As for Pattinson, he was reportedly EL James' first choice for the role ... which isn't too shocking since 50 Shades evolved from Twilight fan fiction.

And as for Dakota Johnson, who is still set to star as Anastasia Steele, she is reportedly mulling an exit as well, despite the support of the producers.

In any case, who do you think should replace Charlie?


Kullen Lutz would make a great leading man!!!!!!!


Adam Driver


Jamie Dornan!!! Pretty please! He is soooooooo hot!!


EWWW robert pattinson please!!! This story has become its own yes i know that E.L made the story off twilight and christian n annas love is nothing like bella and edwards. I want henry cavill or matt bomer or apparently that new guy jamie bornan to play CG


We want Charlie back as Christian. His a good actor and he can nail the role. Hope he comes back, don't give up on the movie Charlie. =(


Jonathan Reyes Myers!!! He would be the best,


Dakota need to go she know she not like at all if they keep her this moive is going down big time now they pick a good looking men jamie dornan or awakening theo james but with a new ana if not it not going work dakota is not rigth for this moive she not BEAUTIFUL and the big forehead is no help just very ugly to look at so dakota go a way.


Jonathan Reese meyers should play Christian Grey!


.........his Anus is still too small?

@ abe

I totally agree, he is hot. cant wait for Dracula



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